Journal of Developmental Education

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 3, Spring

Critical Thinking: The Art of Socratic Questioning, Part III
In the last two columns we introduced the concept of Socratic questioning and its relationship to critical thinking. We illuminated how understanding the concepts embedded in critical thinking naturally generates questions. For example, a thinker who...
Encouraging Online Discussion Participation
Whether in the real or virtual classroom, it is essential to have an awareness of the ways in which culture and gender differences impact communication and understanding. Alfred P. Rovai claims a blueprint for creating effective social interaction and...
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May 28-30, 2008 - University of Missouri at Kansas City, International Center for Supplemental Instruction's (UMKC SI), 5th International Conference on SI, "Individual Realties, Universal Pathways," to be held at the Portofino Bay hotel at Universal...
Ideas in Practice: Graphing Calculators in Beginning Algebra
Close to 50% of students entering community colleges need developmental education (Foshay & Ferez, 2000); mathematics can be particularly challenging, both to institutions and students. According to Hall and Ponton (2005), mathematics is the subject...
Impact of the Supplemental Instruction Experience on Science SI Leaders
The high failure rate of students in lower division science courses is well known. Many capable students are driven from science by the inability to tolerate traditional learning approaches (Webster & Hooper, 1998). In Achieving Educational Excellence...
Mentoring as Success and Retention Tool
A 1997 survey conducted at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) demonstrated that "perceived lack of academic and personal support" was a major issue among adult students experiencing academic difficulties. Disproportionately comprised of African-American...
NADE News: 2008 Conference Accomplishments
The NADE Executive Board wants to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of the 2008 conference co-chairs, Roberta Schotka and Margaret Suby, and the entire conference team. Thank you for a job well done! The conference was held in Boston, a city vibrant...
Relentless Leader's Focus on Developmental Education: An Interview with Byron McClenney
Dr, Byron McClenney is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Administration and serves on the staff of the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas - Austin as Project Director for Achieving the Dream. He recently...
Techtalk: Assistive Technology for Writing
In the first Volume 31 column, Caverly and Fitzgibbons (2007) reviewed Assistive Technology (AT) for reading. This column will focus on AT for writing. How would a writer with disabilities create this column: compose on paper or on a computer, create...
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